Former Pakistani captain Waqar Younis feels that current Indian captain Virat Kohli can break several batting records in the forthcoming years. The former fast bowler pointed out that Kohli’s fitness plays a major role in his batting. "The way he is maintaining his fitness and the way he enjoys his game and focusses on his skill level, I think he is destined to break all batting records in the years to come," Waqar said. Younis, who resigned as Pakistan's head coach last year, said that Kohli’s commitment to fitness and improving his batting skills is what makes him stand out.
"The way I see it he should go on to achieve a lot of batting records," Waqar said.
Kohli has been in sensational form since the start of 2016 when he hit two hundreds in the five-match ODI series against Australia before breaking several other records. He scored 973 runs including four hundreds in 2016 IPL and the records that he created in 2017 need no introduction to a cricket fan. He wasn’t a part of the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka to take out time for his own marriage.
When asked to pick a better batsman between Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, Younis chose the former.
"He was the best batsman I bowled to and it used to be a challenge."
"I played a lot against Tendulkar and he made his debut against us. Over the years I saw him become a thorough professional and I have not seen such a committed player."
He also emphasised on the importance of discipline in cricket, saying without it one cannot succeed.
"I always believe that unless you are disciplined particularly in cricket sense all your talent is off no use to your team."